Trying more calipers

My callipers
My calipers

Long time readers of this blog my remember that I tried wearing calipers as an alternative to splints a couple of years ago.

While they were better for me in some ways, like I could get them on and off myself, I blistered quite badly if I wore them for too long and so in the end I went back to my splints.

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My first physio appointment of the year

So I had my first physio appointment of the year last week and it went just like I hoped it would.

Since getting a new splint for my left foot sometime last month I was really pleased when I could tell right away that it was a million miles better than the last one I had.

Although I’m still building up the amount of time I can wear it in one go, I can have it on for a few hours now before I feel the need to take it back again.

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Some good news

I had a lovely surprise when I went to see the physio this week and she said that she was pretty pleased with the way that my ankles and legs were feeling in terms of muscle tightness. I was worried that they might have stiffened up a bit since the last time I saw her but she seemed pretty happy with them when she did my stretches so I was impressed. I decided to take that as a good sign. I guess my day splints and my night splints must be doing some good.

The day splint I wear on my left foot is still feeling a little tighter than I want it to and is rubbing a bit, although it hasn’t blistered me or anything so that’s good. It just makes my foot a little red in places so I’m going to go back and see my orthotist so he can tweak it a little more for me. I’ve been back about this a couple of times now, and I can tell that we’re almost there with it but I know that it’s important that we keep going until it feels as comfy as the one I wear on my right foot does.

It’s no one’s fault that I have to keep going back, it just happens sometimes.

I’m willing to continue having adjustments made a little bit at a time until we get there.